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10 Opportunities for Florida Scholarships

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It’s time to talk about the various opportunities for Florida scholarships so that you can continue saving money throughout your college career. Now that you have narrowed down your choice of schools, you will need to find a way to pay for the schooling. Sure, you could work your fingers to the bone, scrimping and saving every last penny to pay for the next textbook. But why go to that effort if people will give you money without exchanging hard labor? Below, you will find an unordered sampling of scholarships and grants, which require applicants to be residents of Florida. Wasn’t that easy?

10. The Florida Incentive Scholarship Program

The Florida Incentive Scholarship Program is a merit scholarship for 2013-14 Florida high school graduates and later, who have achieved the National Merit® or National Achievement® Finalist designation. The scholarship award is equal to the per-term cost of institutional attendance minus the sum of Bright Futures and the award associated with the National Merit/Achievement® process.

9. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 660,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. The Program offers three types of scholarship awards – the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS) and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV).

8. First Generation Matching Grant

The First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is a need-based grant program available to undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. The State of Florida appropriates these funds.

7. Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship is designed to attract and retain students that are interested in becoming a teacher in the state of Florida. The scholarship is administered at 33 participating colleges and universities throughout the state. Special consideration is given to community college students.

6. Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Program

Tourism Cares awards up to 30 Academic Scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 from $4,000, for a total of up to $50,000. The Academic Scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality-related programs of study at accredited schools within the United States and Canada.

5. Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program

The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines and student eligibility.

4. Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions.

  1. The Florida Public Student Assistance Grant is available to students who attend state universities and Florida colleges (public community colleges).
  2. The Florida Private Student Assistance Grant is available to students who attend eligible private, non-profit, four-year colleges and universities.
  3. The Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant is available to students who attend eligible degree-granting private colleges and universities not eligible under the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant.
  4. The Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) is available to students who attend eligible and participating Florida colleges (public community colleges) or career centers operated by district school boards.

3. PMI Central Florida Chapter Scholarship

This scholarships program is sponsored by the PMI Central Florida Chapter. Applicants must be enrolled in or applying to an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded once annually.

2. Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant

The Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs at eligible private Florida colleges or universities.

1. Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)

The Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) is a need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. Each eligible and participating college, university, Florida college (public community college), career center operated by a district school board and educator preparation institute determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility and award amount.

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